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Hayden Paddon tries to build world's first competitive electric rally car

Hayden Paddon is easily our most successful rally driver - the only Kiwi to win an event in the prestigious World Rally Championship.

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After a broken romance, horror accident and being dropped by his sponsor, Paddon has dug in and changed tack. Source: Sunday

But three years ago he hit a rough patch - a broken romance, a tragic accident and then he was dropped by his sponsor.

Starting into oblivion, Paddon not only dug in, he's changed tack.

The self-confessed petrol head is building the world's first competitive electric rally car.

Sunday's Matt Chisholm rides shotgun as the car hits the road.